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Amy P. Wilson
ENGL 198
Seattle Campus

Interdisciplinary Writing/Social Science

Expository writing based on material presented in a specified social science lecture course. Assignments include drafts of papers to be submitted in the specified course, and other pieces of analytic prose. Concurrent registration in specified course required.

Class description

This course will use legal writing as a way for students to improve their skills as critical readers and thinkers, and to strengthen their ability to make forceful, persuasive arguments, well-supported by evidence and case law. Students will learn legal research techniques and will be given the chance to work on their writing through drafting of legal documents (legal memos, motions, complaints and briefs).

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

This course is a combination of lecture, individual student conferences and peer interaction. Time is divided between classroom work, library activities and conferencing. Class participation is essential!

Recommended preparation

No previous legal research or writing is necessary.

Class assignments and grading

Assignments will involve four substantial assignments, and numerous shorter assignments.

Grades are assigned based on quality of writing, effort and participation.

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Amy P. Wilson
Date: 03/11/2004